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Commonly known as Dawn redwood, Water fir

DECIDUOUS conifer in a genus of one species thought extinct and discovered as a small stand of trees in a valley forest in central China in 1944.

One of the three redwoods, the others being Sequoia and Sequoiadendron.



Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - leaves turn gold to red-brown in autumn.
  • Conifer
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - an excellent, fast-growing specimen tree. Believed extinct, a living tree was found in Hubei province in 1941.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - central China
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus rich
Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Growing Guide

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METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides

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Commonly known as: Dawn redwood, Shui-hsa, Water fir.
conical tree with ascending branches and fibrous orange bark which prefers a boggy or wet area. Soft light green leaves especially in spring
Small £14.50 each
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METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides 'Amber Glow'

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Commonly known as: Dawn redwood, Shui-hsa, Water fir.
A wonderful new introduction with yellowish leaves with darker centres
Large £55.00 each

METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Dawn redwood, Shui-hsa, Water fir.
A new introduction with the most brilliant yellow foliage. A 'must' for any arboretum
Large £55.00 each

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